Speechless (1994)

This romantic comedy parodies the world of media and politics. Julia can't sleep. Neither can Kevin. Julia is an idealistic speech writer for the New Mexico Senate race. Kevin is also a speech writer, but he writes for the opponent with… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Lowry

Never achieves the madcap hilarity of the '40s romantic comedies it seeks to emulate, and some of the dramatic moments feel a bit forced.

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James Berardinelli

Speechless is overplotted and underwritten. Every situation is straight out of stock, with no room for variation or originality.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Utterly devoid of subtlety and grace, Speechless is a desperate, thrown-together hodgepodge that tries to glide by on the supposedly surefire chemistry of the pairing of Davis and Keaton.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Mugging to an unfunny script, Keaton and Davis are no Tracy and Hepburn, and the funereal pace doesn't help.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The movie's a campaign disaster from the get-go, and no amount of damage control (including MGM's extensive publicity) can hide it.

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The rivalry never sparks, the pace flags and it seems pointless to enter donkeys in a race designed for thoroughbreds.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Ron Underwood, the director of City Slickers, once again compromises appealing actors and an entertaining premise with a needless overlay of mush.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Director Ron Underwood demonstrated a knack for comedy in City Slickers, but when it comes to love scenes ... Keaton and Davis might as well be stampeding cows.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Toothless as political satire and bland as romantic comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Remember those romantic comedies of old where the plots for the most part were usually entirely dispensible because all that really mattered was the chemistry… More
Moe E
I caught Speechless early the other evening and found it to be a nice way to wind down from the rigors of the workday. Michael Keeton and Geena Davis had good… More
Steve K
Cute movie with likable performances by the leads.
Sunil Jawahir
Watchable. The story is pretty blah depite it's potential. It could have been something really clever but there was very little as far as romance.

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